FotoNews: September 2017

Hello FotoFriends!

We're gearing up for the 10th Anniversary of FotoWeekDC (November 11-19) and have just announced some of the amazing exhibitions and events for you to look forward to during the best nine days of the year!  

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Photo by Adam Jackson // Styling by Bettina Coleman

Save the Date! FotoWeekDC is November 11-19, 2017. 

We're celebrating our 10th anniversary with a FotoWeekDC that will aim to celebrate the "Landmarks of Photography" with exhibitions from Magnum PhotosWorld Press Photo, and more. 

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Tickets are now on sale for FotoWeekDC Opening Party

Enjoy an exclusive first look at the FotoWeekCentral exhibitions and enjoy an open bar, music by Ayes Cold, photobooths and more! 

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Last year's Photojournalism - Honorable Mention - Pedro Ledesma III

Call for Entries: Our FotoWeekDC 2017 Competitions are now open!

Three Catergories, an incredible panel of judges, excellent prizes. We're kicking off the 10th anniversary of FotoWeekDC with a photo competition to showcase both local and international talent. Enter today! 

Enter Today

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Photo by Jeffrey Morris--Places of DC photo contest winner

Become a 2017 FotoPartner! 

We're making this year's festival bigger and better- with two levels of partner involvement, choose the level that is best for your organization! Click the link below for more information and to register as an official 2017 FotoPartner!

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Photo Credit: Andrew Studer

Eclipse Photo Book Will Document the Day the Sun Disappeared Over America!
Did you capture a great picture from the day of the total solar eclipse? Now’s your chance to have it published in an upcoming documentary photo book, Chasing the Great American Eclipse.

Chasing the Great American Eclipse is a collaborative photo project that involves a team of Washington, D.C. photographers who were embedded in communities along the “path of totality,” a 70-mile swath that ran across the country from Oregon to South Carolina. Earlier this year, they were part of a successful Kickstarter campaign to create a photo book documenting the inauguration day protests and Women’s March on Washington. That book, UnPresidented, is available on Amazon.

The Washington, D.C.-based publishers of the coffee table book have an open call for photographers from across the country to contribute images that will document the eclipse of Aug. 21, the first time in 100 years that the path of a total eclipse traveled from coast to coast in the U.S. 

 Photographers can submit to the open call at Focus on the Story. The project is also on Kickstarter, where backers can be the first in line to get a copy of the hardcover, photo book.
Andrew Studer’s Viral Eclipse Image (shown above) will appear in upcoming photo book.

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Photo Credit: Christopher Gannon

National Geographic Museum

National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers

Now Open

National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers is a highly interactive, hands-on, family-friendly exhibition that allows visitors to learn and use methods employed by Nat Geo explorers in the field. Exhibit visitors will embark on an epic adventure through six themed and immersive environments to discover new species; study animal behavior; and learn about the important roles that technology, innovation, and ingenuity play in making and documenting explorers’ discoveries.

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Photo Credit: Brian Skerry

National Geographic Museum

Sharks: On Assignment With Brian Skerry

Now Open

This summer, the museum will present “Sharks,” an exhibition featuring impressive photography, videos, models, artifacts, and interactive experiences to showcase award-winning National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry’s work filming the important, and threatened, shark.

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National Geographic
Insider Tour with Brian Skerry
Thursday, September 7 at 6:00 PM | $100
"Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of our immersive “Sharks” exhibition with the man behind the lens: award-winning National Geographic photojournalist and conservationist Brian Skerry.".

Reserve Your Spot

National Geographic
Master Class with Brian Skerry
Saturday, September 9 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM | $200
Learn from a true master of underwater photography—2017 Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year Brian Skerry—in this daylong class. Brian will share the techniques—composition, shutter speeds, apertures, and more—that are the building blocks to creating captivating underwater images, as well as how to create compelling narratives with your photos. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Reserve Your Spot Presents
A Nat Geo After Hours!

Friday, September 15 8:30 pm - 12;30am | $25
Join BYT for a Bloody-Good-Time All-Access Party-Mode National Geographic HQ Take Over! With exclusive access to the (soon to be gone) Nat Geo Museum exhibition, Sharks: On Assignment with Brian Skerry. Enjoy a DJ set from Holy Ghost!, specialty cocktails from Skyy vodka, local brews from Old Busthead, PLUS : Food Trucks / Photobooths / Frickin' Laser Beams / Ron Swanson Look-A-Like Contest / Disco Shark™ / The #BYQueens / A real live mermaid / + Jump the Mechanical Shark!

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 Alec Dann | Market #4

Exhibitions at Glen Echo Photoworks

Watch Me - Annual Juried Youth Exhibit
August 11 – September 10, 2017 at Photoworks at Glen Echo Park

Photoworks is committed to nurturing young photographers and showcasing their groundbreaking work. Come experience photos from the next generation of artists! Ashley Givens, Independent Curator, previously Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and former Director of Education, Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC., will serve as the juror for the exhibition.

September 15 - October 22 at Photoworks at Glen Echo Park

Juried by Debra Moser, former director of Vis Arts, this exhibit will highlight the good, the bad and the tasty of our cultural obsession with eating as a hobby.

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DPR Korea Grand Tour. © Carl De Keyzer, MAGNUM, Courtesy Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels

States of Mind: Cuba and North Korea by Carl De Keyzer Open Now at American University Katzen Museum

This new exhibition features 60 photographs of two communist nations, North Korea and Cuba, by award-winning Belgian photographer Carl De Keyzer. The series of North Korean and Cuban photographs will be shown for the first time together. They are the result of De Keyzer’s extensive stay in each country, including more than 40 nights in North Korea, spent visiting and documenting each province in the country. 

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Photo credit: Lomography /  Instant photo by @Brunoroid

Our friend's at Lomography havelaunched their newest instant camera creation on Kickstarter! It's the world's first analog Instax square camera, bringing all of Lomography's signature creative features like colorful flash filters and multiple exposures, as well as an ultra-sharp 95mm glass lens to the iconic square format. Film newbies have nothing to fear, as the camera also features an intelligent auto-exposure for perfectly lit shots in all lighting conditions. Backers successfully funded the project in just 5 hours, but there’s plenty of time left to grab this sharp shooter for massive savings before the campaign ends September 29.

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Brave New World by Addison Likins

The Hill Center Regional Juried Art Exhibition Open Now

Hill Center Galleries opens their annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition featuring over 100 artists from DC, Maryland and Virginia. Juried by Claude L. Elliott, Curator and Arts Consultant. The show runs through October 1, 2017.
Artists with photography featured in the show include:
Addison Likins
Barbara Johnson
Christopher Fowler
David Harris
Gediyon Kifle
Jenny Nordstrom
Judy Searles
Karen Cohen
Karl Rudd
Kathryn Mohrman
Kevin Leonard
Marilyn Christiano
Richard Weiblinger
Rick Ruggles
Rindy Obrien
Ron Colbroth
Wendy Sittner
Wil Scott

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LAST CHANCE: David Molander Invincible Cities Opening Through September 3rd at House of Sweden 

If home is a place where we ought to feel safe - how is this feeling visualized in our collective home - the city? This question generates multiple echoes in this exhibition. Molander´s images are scenes where small and large conflicts play out among different interests and processes. While we can choose to care about or ignore them, all of them play an important role in shaping the invincible cities that we call home. 

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New Summer Exposed DC Exhibit at Crystal City Fotowalk - Art in the Everyday

On the heels of their smashing success of the 11th Annual Exposed DC Photography show, Exposed DC presents a new exhibit in the Crystal City Fotowalk.  "Art in the Everyday" features 120 works by 78 local photographers who take abstract and graphically-arresting images that make us look twice at the environment around us. Read more about the participating artists at the link below.

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Image Credit: Roy Toft

Visionary Wild Workshops 

Travel and learn under the generous instruction of John Shaw, Jack Dykinga, Justin Black, Michael Melford, Roy Toft, Eddie Soloway and other masters, with Visionary Wild all-inclusive workshops and expeditions, designed to exceed the expectations of the passionate photographer. Our trips fill fast, but we have spaces open for two expeditions this October, visiting the unique parks and reserves throughout Madagascar, and taking an overland journey around the South Island of New Zealand. Other domestic opportunities for 2018 include Moab, UT and Big Bend, TX. Join us soon for a photography adventure!

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A Glimpse of Life: The Pulitzer Photographs at the Newseum--Permanent Collection

This gallery features photographs from every Pulitzer Prize-winning entry dating back to 1942 — the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled. Interactive touch screens feature more than 1,000 images and 15 hours of video and audio compiled from interviews with the prize-winning photographers.


(555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001)

Public Hours:

9am - 5pm

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Get Ready for Fall with Capital Photography Center!

Whether you are just beginning your journey into photography or have been shooting for years, you'll find an exciting and thorough list of classes to inspire you! September is here and that means plenty of outdoor fieldwork classes in scenic Annapolis Harbor, the National Zoo and a new offering at Piscataway Park and National Colonial Farm! The farm is home to heritage breeds of livestock as well as a wide variety of wildlife, perfect for creative compositions and captures. Our small class sizes and knowledgeable teachers means students receive individual and professional attention. Check out all of our other great classes today!

Image Credit: Emily Carter Mitchell/Capital Photography Center

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American Visionary Gallery Talk with Lawrence Schiller

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Lawrence Schiller, organizer of SAAM’s exhibition American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times, is a noted American photographer, film producer, director, and screenwriter. Schiller leads a tour of the exhibition, highlighting select photographs and discussing the importance of photojournalism during the Kennedy administration. Don’t miss your chance to experience this exhibition before it closes on Sunday, September 17! 

Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, meet in the F Street Lobby

Tickets: Free. 

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Corps et âme: an exhibition of nude photography by Philippe Bréson



Artist’s Proof is pleased to announce the exhibition, Corps et âme: an exhibition of nude photography by Philippe Bréson. Join us for the opening reception on September 9, 2017, from 5-7 pm at Artist’s Proof located at 1533 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington D.C. Philippe Bréson will be conducting an exclusive session on how he creates his handmade cameras and demonstrate his surgical and manipulative approach to his photographic process. Preferring to use the gelatin silver technique, which allows him to intervene physically on the image, Bréson uses the negative, the patina and the strips. Unafraid of the irreversible damage, the risk, and transgression that this method involves, the manual process delivers original proofs on which the hand of the artist is overtly present.

For additional information on the artist and event —> . 

 Space is limited so please send RSVP to

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INSTAGRAM OF THE MONTH:  We're loving this shot from @tomsbombnoms
 this month. The lines, the light- be still my heart!

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FotoEDU of the Month: "What Recipe Tutorials Would Look Like If Filmmakers Made Them"

Food stylist, David Ma, puts four iconic stylized spins on these simple recipe tutorials. This video is a perfect example of how the same type of project will look totally different when created by one artist versus another. 

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That's it for September! Be sure to check for updates throughout the month!

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AuthorMary Godier